Maidens Family Auto Care

Maidens Family Auto Care is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Craig Maidens, who has always wanted to have his own local auto repair shop in Barrie.

Craig has been a Licensed Automotive Service Technician for over 25 years, with 18 years of experience of managing and operating an auto shop.

Craig has lived in Barrie his whole life, born and raised. He is very community minded, volunteering in the Barrie area for decades. An automotive technician by profession and a community member by trade, Craig and his team look out for you by looking after your vehicle.

maidens family
Maidens Family
Maidens team
Chris and Family

Our team is our family, running this shop together. The Maidens’ team also includes:

  • Heather, Craig’s wife
  • Dave is the shuttle driver and helps in the shop
  • Chris is a licenced technician who has been working with Craig for years
  • Ben Theissler is a 3rd year apprentice
  • Gavin Black is a 1st year apprentice
  • Deb Kaffer is casual front counter

At Maidens Family Auto Care, we want to welcome you into our own little community. We treat our clients like family, providing a ‘hometown service’ that you can trust.

Dave McConkey and Family

We are the local family-owned and operated mechanic that you tell your parents and children to go to, because we take care of you and your family.

Ben Theissler (the elf)
Gaven Black
Deb Kaffer and Family
Deb Kaffer and Family

We know that building a sense of community and supporting local is important to you, which is why we bring this philosophy into our business. Barrie gives us everything a big city offers and a sense of hometown familiarity. We want to be that auto shop that provides service that competes with the ‘big guys’ but also that reliability and human-to-human business of an old school mechanic.

Finding a mechanic that you trust can be a long process of trial and error. Let our team help you skip that process and welcome you into the Maidens Family Auto Care community. We provide trusted professional service while also thinking about you and your family. We are open and honest about your vehicle repairs – no up-sales, unnecessary expenses or blurring technical jargon.

It was Craig’s lifelong dream to have his own shop, so when the opportunity arose that Al and Marg were ready to retire from their auto repair shop, Almar Automotive, they were very excited to find like-minded new owners in Craig and his family to ‘pass the wrench’ to. Just like Al and Marg, we are the auto shop families will come to know and trust.


Come in, have a coffee and chat with us while we
get you back on the road!

We are located in Barrie’s South End at 141 Welham Road, Unit 2 (near Big Bay Point Rd. and Huronia Rd.)